Mon, September 17, 2007
You're Welcome!—12:01 AM
Proving once again that Emmys dare to go where ratings fear to tread, tonight 30 Rock picked up the Best Comedy Series award it so rightly deserved. In her charming acceptance speech Tina Fey – creator, writer, and star – thanked the shows "dozens and dozens of viewers." Speaking as one of that number, thank you Tina! And Tracy and Scott and Judah and Jack, and most of all Alec!
Mr. Baldwin, like the newly single Ms. Fischer, was robbed of a well deserved statuette. But bless him for showing up anyway. For that matter, I was amazed that out of ten comedy-guest-performance slots, only one nomination went to 30 Rock, which had top-notch guest stars all year. I'm proud that Elaine Strich won for portraying Jack's mum – and she made a delicious spectacle of herself – but Isabella Rossellini, Rip Torn, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Wayne Brady, and Emily Mortimer all did fantastic work, too.
Still, if I could only care about one Emmy, it would be the Comedy Series win for 30 Rock, so I'm glad they pulled it off. I remain hopeful that it can do for them what it never could for Arrrested Development: pave the way for longer-term success.